China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

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China University of Petroleum
中国石油大学
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Established 1953
Type Public university
Chairman Ke Liu, Qingzhe Jiang
President Honghong Shan, Laibin Zhang
Location Qingdao and Beijing, China, P.R.
Campus Urban 3100 Chinese mu, 200 hectares
Former names Beijing Petroleum Institute
East China Petroleum Institute
The University of Petroleum
Nickname Shi Da (石大)
Website http://www.upc.edu.cn/ http://www.cup.edu.cn/

The China University of Petroleum (simplified Chinese: 中国石油大学; traditional Chinese: 中國石油大學; pinyin: Zhōngguó Shíyóu Dàxué) is a university system in China. It consists of two universities, China University of Petroleum (East China) in Qingdao as well as the China University of Petroleum (Beijing). Both are regarded the best universities in the field of petroleum related subjects in China. They are placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education.

History[edit]

The university, founded in 1953, was known then as Beijing Petroleum Institute. It was founded acquiring the best petroleum associated departments in the country:

  • Petroleum research groups in Dept. of Geology, Dept. of Mining and Dept. of Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University
  • Petroleum research groups in four departments of Peiyang University (now Tianjin University)
  • Part of Dept. of Chemical Engineering from Peking University
  • Part of Dept. of Mathematics from Yanching University (now merged into Peking University)
  • some students and faculty from fluid fuel research group in Dept. of Chemical Engineering from Dalian Institute of Technology (now Dalian University of Technology)
  • some students and faculty in Dept. of Mining and Dept. of Chemical Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical Institute (now Northwest Polytechnical University)

It moved to Dongying, Shandong Province in 1969, with name changed to East China Petroleum Institute. In 1988, it was renamed The University of Petroleum consisting of one part in Dongying as the college and one in Beijing as the graduate school. Each gradually develops into universities with both undergraduate and graduate students. In January 2005, its name changed to China University of Petroleum. In 2004, China University of Petroleum (East China) began to move to Qingdao, and completed the relocation in 2012. Dongying campus currently serves as the base for continuing education, remote education, research laboratories, and industry collaboration.

China University of Petroleum is a university system that specializes in upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum science and engineering, in the overall level of domestic lead. Its five national key specialties are:

  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Mineral Resources Prospecting and Exploration
  • Oil and Gas Well Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

Campus[edit]

China University of Petroleum (East China) is located in Qingdao. It also manages a research campus in Dongying, which currently serves as the base for continuing education, remote education, research laboratories, and industry collaboration. China University of Petroleum (Beijing) is located in Changping district of Beijing.

Notable alumni[edit]

The alumni of CUP include the top officials of China, CEOs of major oil companies, members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, etc. The most famous alumni are,

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